Baylink Lab News

May 12th 2023 Samira Diaz De Leon selected as a MARC program scholar!

The MARC-WSU program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and provides two years of support for undergraduate students in their junior and senior years

Samira was selected for this prestigious program and will begin in the fall of 2023. Congratulations!

Find out more about the MARC program here.

May 1st 2023 Our chemotaxis review is published!

Our review titled “Bacterial chemotaxis in human diseases” was published in Trends in Microbiology and featured on the cover of the May issue. This review examines the evidence that bacterial chemotaxis plays roles in human infections and how these systems might be targeted with new antibacterial strategies.

Read the article here.

March. 23rd 2023 New group photo!

The Baylink lab got together for the first College of Veterinary Medicine ‘Research Mixer’ and took the opportunity to snap a a new group photo.

March. 10th 2023 Exponential growth!

The Baylink lab welcomes two new members: Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Jyoti Kashyap, and Doctoral Student Andrea Gomez.

Read more about their interests here.

Nov. 22nd 2022

A brief article featuring some highlights of our research interests:


The Baylink lab attended ASM NW, making this meeting the first conference for our new research group. It was terrific to meet our Pacific Northwest microbiologists and learn about all the fascinating and diverse research going on in the region.

Nov. 5th, 2022

Our review article entitled “Bacterial Chemotaxis in Human diseases” was accepted for publication in Trends in Microbiology. Our work was also selected for the cover of the May 2023 issue. Congratulations to first-author Bibi Zhou!

August 1st, 2022

Kailie Franco and Siena Glenn join the Baylink lab as doctoral students. Read more about their interests here.

July 30th, 2022

The Baylink lab is officially in operation!